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Mighty Fine Reviews

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Christine N. Ziemba
Paste Magazine
May 25, 2012
We're left with something akin to a Lifetime movie, as there are a number of interesting possibilities, which could have added complexity and depth to the film, that are never fleshed out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
May 21, 2012
Debbie Goodstein-Rosenfeld's film seems oddly anemic when it deals with anyone but Chazz Palminteri's Joe.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
May 22, 2012
The mood is generally melodramatic and ends as mushy, aided by the soft-focus cinematography that drenches it all in melancholic nostalgia.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 24, 2012
Director Debbie Goodstein-Rosenfeld wraps so much narrative string around this slight ball it unravels messily, despite nice work from the reliable Palminteri.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
March 22, 2012
Even a clever title can't galvanize this lightweight family drama.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
July 29, 2012
A somewhat drab and unimaginative telling further dents this dull melodrama of already rather limited psychological insights, and pat conclusions and catharses.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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John Anderson
Newsday
June 29, 2012
A well-meaning but unstable hand at the tiller, and a propensity for charting plot points, rather than a clear narrative destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
May 24, 2012
Too many directions can be as much of a liability for a movie as too few, and "Mighty Fine" heads in all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 22, 2012
Its most distinctive aspect, unfortunately, is the hilarious sight of MacDowell struggling to speak German-accented English.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
May 24, 2012
"Mighty Fine," unfortunately, isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
May 24, 2012
Hard to imagine how a movie can manage to be so underdeveloped yet so depressing at the same time, but "Mighty Fine" manages to pull it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
May 24, 2012
Mighty bad.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 25, 2012
If you can overlook Andie MacDowell's Mitteleuropa accent as a Jewish Holocaust survivor (I know: big if), the cinematic roman a clef "Mighty Fine" has some quiet charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 24, 2012
Mighty Fine is an incisive portrait of an insecure, manic-depressive tyrant that Mr. Palminteri makes entirely believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 9, 2012
A semi-autobiographical story of a man's over-reaching, which leads him to consider violent options in dealing with himself and his family.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
January 22, 2013
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